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IAF shows radar image of Pak F-16 being shot down during February skirmish

While addressing the media, Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor said, "The IAF has irrefutable evidence of not only the fact that the F-16 was used by Pakistan Air Force on February 27 but also that IAF MIG 21 Bison shot down the F-16." 

Pakistan F-16 shot down, but Opposition kept asking about Abhinandan return, says PM Modi

Underlining he had taken a number of initiatives to bring peace in the subcontinent, Modi, responding to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s call for talks, said Islamabad should leave terrorism for that.


IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman returns to his squadron in Srinagar

Varthaman could have gone to his family home in Chennai to spend time with his parents. But he chose to go to Srinagar where his squadron is based," the sources said.

Day after EC order, OP Sharma pulls down Abhinandan post

According to Election Commission’s 2013 advisory, using photographs of defence personnel as tools for political campaigning is not permissible.

Will remove Abhinandan post but EC has double standards, says OP Sharma

On Wednesday, DM (East) K Mahesh Mahesh asked Sharma to “delete the post on your Facebook timeline immediately, in view of the express ECI letter dated December 4, 2013, regarding using photographs of defence personnel in advertisements...”

EC notice to BJP MLA for putting posters featuring IAF officer Abhinandan Varthaman

"Pakistan has bowed down. Our brave soldier has returned. It's a big diplomatic victory that Modiji has brought Abhinandan back in very little time," the posters read.


EC directs Facebook: Drop pilot’s photo shared by BJP MLA

The move comes days after the poll panel asked all recognised political parties to stop making references to the armed forces in their political campaigns. The MCC has been in force since Sunday when the EC announced the Lok Sabha poll dates.

Meet the people who shared space with IAF pilot Abhinandan on poster

The EC had written to presidents, chairpersons and general secretaries of all recognised parties Saturday, drawing their attention to an old circular dated December 4, 2013.

Abhinandan-piloted MiG-21 Bison shot down Pak F-16; have electronic evidence: MEA

The MEA spokesperson added that Pakistan must answer why they have not presented any proof to corroborate their claim of shooting down a second Indian aircraft even after a week and why they continually deny that their aircraft was shot down in the dogfight.

Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami urges Centre to confer Param Vir Chakra on Abhinandan

"I request the Government of India to confer the nation's highest military honour, Param Vir Chakra, on Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman," the chief minister wrote in his letter, according to news agency PTI.

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IAF Wing commander Abhinandan returns; first photos

IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to Indian officials at the Wagah border in Punjab. Abhinandan's parents — his father, an IAF veteran — had traveled to Amritsar from Chennai this morning to receive him on arrival